Lukas Mathis writes the blog post I wish I’d written about iPhoto for iOS. I walked into the Sydney Apple Store last Friday to try out the new iPad, and after playing around with Safari, I tried iPhoto.
My experience was disturbingly similar:
After downloading and playing around with Apple’s new iPhoto for iOS, I felt like I was teleported back to 1998. Touching and gesturing in different ways would make seemingly random things happen. I regularly unintentionally activated features, changed views, opened or closed pictures, and got iPhoto into states I wasn’t sure how to get out of again.
Liz was with me at the time and asked several times what I thought various buttons did. I couldn’t answer her. When we discovered the contextual help button that shows labels for each of the on-screen icons, we both breathed a sigh of relief.
After much stumbling around, we only managed to work out how to apply a vignette effect after reading the help. Even then couldn’t figure out how to adjust it until we stumbled on the pinch gesture by trial and error.
I was left with a very low opinion of Apple’s new flagship iOS app.